In With The Old

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Now is a popular time for home improvement as people think about renovating their homes prior to selling. It is also a time for change, which makes the current trends in home décor so unique.

Simply put, what’s old is new again. Home­owners are gravitating to classic and timeworn elements to give their home a traditional feel.

Character is not something with which every home is born. Newer construction often sac­rifices some of the charm or detail of older home styles that can be incorporated with strategic use of materials and furnishings.

Imagination is the limit for homeowners, but here is a sam­pling of what can be done.

RUSTIC CHARM OF WALL ACCENTS
Adding a wood accent wall can create the feel of a farmhouse or even an industrial loft. Wood can add an artistic element or focal point to backsplashes and ceilings. Whatever your goal, accent wood makes a statement.

MIXING ERAS WITH FURNITURE
Antiques and classic period pieces mix well with more contemporary furnishings to create an eclectic style in a newer home. Mid-century modern elements – from archi­tecture to furniture – weave their way into home décor again this season, proving their staying power.

SMALL TOUCHES: FIXTURES AND SURFACES
Don’t forget the little details: a glass door­knob, an oil-rubbed light fixture or a stained glass panel in the window. These touches go a long way to convey the look of another era in a newer home.

BUILD FROM THE GROUND UP
Install new flooring that’s inspired by the charm of vintage floors. Retailers like Lumber Liquidators sell an array of flooring styles that mimic the look and feel of vintage woodwork – wide planks that echo farmhouse floors, distressed finishes and much more. By replicating techniques such as wire brushing and hand scraping, distressed flooring achieves the look of vintage craftsmanship.

If homeowners are looking to imbue thier home with the timeless details of tradition, there’s a project of every scale. New materials that are designed to look old will not only per­form better, they’ll last for years to come. And “timeless” is always on trend. 

Article courtesy of Brandpoint Content

 

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm
Joel Vendette | Category: Home Design